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LETTER: Regulations needed for short-term rentals in Summerland

Summerland still does not have bylaw rules that govern the management of short-term rentals

Dear Editor:

As the COVID-19 restrictions are lifted so the short-term rental properties start up again and as there is such an establishment behind me, so does the noise and the smell of cannabis drift to my open windows.

Despite cannabis being legal, I don’t see why I have to be subjected to the cannabis vapour wafting over to my deck making it unusable, together with the increase in noise level as the renters get high.

It is disrespectful and inconsiderate to the residents who pay taxes in their permanent homes to have short-term renters destroy the peace and quietness and livability of their neighborhood.

Why does the District of Summerland still not have bylaw rules that govern the management of short-term rentals? Why?

Well, I believe it’s because none of council or staff have to live with the constant intrusion of not knowing their neighbours, the increase in noise and now the smell of cannabis. sGood for them, but not for me. I wonder how many other Summerland residents have similar concerns?

Diana Smith

Summerland

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